Is a chronic, contagious, granulomatous disease affecting small intestine of adult ruminants.
It’s caused by mycobacterium avium, a fastidious, acid-fast, gram positive rod.
Ingestion of contaminated milk/ direct contact.
- Chronic waste(diarrhea),
- rapid loss of weight,
- intestines have corrugated appearance.
Treatment and prevention
- Treat with antimycobacterial agents
- Test newly purchased animals before adding them in your herd.
- Separation of suspected animals.
- Affected animals milk should not be fed neonates.
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